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Old 06-23-2011, 08:05 PM  
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The AT&T/Comcast "Three Strikes" Censorship Deal

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Completely over the top, even compared to everything else we're up against: Entertainment industry sources are leaking that they've convinced Internet service providers to start restricting people's web access. If you're accused of downloading or streaming three files they'll consider messing with your Internet connection -- and maybe even decide what sites you're allowed to visit.

The MPAA and RIAA have convinced companies like Comcast, AT&T, and others to voluntarily create a "Three Strikes" policy -- yes, that's really what they are calling it. CNET reports that your Internet service provider will respond to online file sharing with censorship tools like:

"Throttling down" your Internet bandwidth and speed;
Limiting your access to the Web;
Controlling what websites you are allowed to visit;
And requiring you to attend pirate school to be educated on copyright law.
Will you act now to fight this new ridiculous proposal? If you sign the petition at right, we'll automatically generate an email under your name and address to the lobbyists for Comcast and AT&T -- including former Republican senators Trent Lott and John Breaux -- containing this language:
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NOTE TO AT&T AND COMCAST: Sources are reporting that you are preparing to implement a "Three Strikes" proposal to restrict users' Internet access. As a customer who cares deeply about Internet freedom I urge you to oppose Internet censorship and reject this proposal.

Just sign on at right and we'll send an email to the head honchos at AT&T and Comcast.
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The original CNET article on the proposal can be found here.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:15 AM  
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Ive seen this regulation of the internet coming for a looooong time. It sucks, but its coming. :/
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:24 PM  
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What ever happened to our freedoms?
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:47 PM  
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What ever happened to our freedoms?
old white forefathers never expected a series of tubes.

The recording and film industries are the ones that put a vulnerable digital format out replacing tape & vinyl. Why should we be penalized and censored for their stupidity?

ANONYMOUS haets RIAA

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Old 06-25-2011, 01:25 PM  
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If only we had net neutrality laws.... but the republicans primarily keep killing any attempt, people need to be prepared for metered/censored and restricted internet in the near future since we have no real competition in the states and have given the mpaa and riaa so much power hey could count anything as a violation such as visiting a website that has a youtube video of a copyrighted song....

Then will come the "family values" people who will want such draconian restrictions on anything potentially pornographic, what does it say about a society where on cable tv you can show violent bloody fight scenes with no issue but if you show a female breast the complaints will come pouring in, it's just absurd.

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old white forefathers never expected a series of tubes.

The recording and film industries are the ones that put a vulnerable digital format out replacing tape & vinyl. Why should we be penalized and censored for their stupidity?
disagree here, they didn't put out a digital format.... period..... until well after the mp3 format had become popular as it was pretty much the ONLY way to efficiently download music, and you can't put it back in the box so to speak, maybe if there had been reasonably/fairly priced alternatives things would have occurred differently, but the record companies were intent to charge $20 for each cd and wanted nothing to do with digital formats until it was too late.
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